Washington: Asia Argento has replied to Rose McGowan’s apology for abuse allegations and comparison with Harvey Weinstein.
The Italian actor, who came into news for allegedly sexually harassing a 17-year-old actor Jimmy Bennet, said, had McGowan issued an apology earlier, she would not have been subjected to the “constant accusations of paedophilia.”
“Although I am grateful to @rosemcgowan for her full apology following her groundless allegations about me, if she had issued it earlier, I may have kept my job on X-Factor and avoided the constant accusations of paedophilia which I have been subjected to in real-life and online,” Argento tweeted, following up with, “Now go on, live your life and stop hurting other people, will you Rose? Best wishes.”
Earlier, in a lengthy Twitter post, McGowan clarified her statements she had made about Argento. “On 27 August I released a statement about Asia Argento, which I now realized contained a number of facts that were not correct. The most serious of these was that I said the unsolicited nude text messages Asia received from Jimmy Bennett had been sent since Jimmy was 12 year old,” she explained in the statement.
“In fact, I had misunderstood the messages that Asia exchanged with my partner Rain Dove, which made clear that Jimmy had sent Asia inappropriate text messages only after they met up again when he was 17 (still legally a minor in California, but notably different from a 12 year old).”
She concluded her statement with an apology to the 43-year-old and said, “I deeply regret not correcting my mistake sooner and apologise to Asia for not doing so.”